Category: Fitness

Dancing Your Way to Fitness

By American Council on Exercise / By Jessica Matthews National Dance Day on July 30th is a great reminder of how much fun fitness can be. And while dancing might be so enjoyable you almost forget you’re exercising, there are a wealth of physiological and psychological benefits that come from shaking your hips and stomping your feet. We’ll take a look at a few different styles of dance made popular by TV shows like So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars and America’s Best Dance Crew and explore the fitness benefits of each. Physiological Benefits Dancing...

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Middle-Age Fitness Helps Ward Off Stroke Later

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News Study finds this one thing reduces risk by 37 percent. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of long-term disability. Physical fitness in middle age may lower your risk of stroke after 65, a new study finds. “It is becoming increasingly clear that healthy mid-life behaviors pay off as we age, and lower our risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke,” said Dr. Ralph Sacco, chairman of neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He was not involved in the study. Among nearly...

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Fitness With a Disability Starts Here and Now

By David Lyons Photo: Robert Michael/Corbis I am in the process of finishing and publishing my new book, The NaturalBody Road to Fitness: An Easy-to-Follow Guide to Fitness for People with Disabilities. This book will cover every aspect of exercise, nutrition, and mindset in taking charge of MS or any debilitating challenge through fitness and health. I’m writing this book in response to the thousands of people who ask me how they can battle MS in the gym as I am doing. I am here to help you understand the psychology and methodology that is the foundation for fitness...

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24hr Fitness Made Possible

Nowadays, a great number of people are greatly emphasizing the growing need of feeling good, looking good, and living longer. Several scientific evidences revealed that exercise and fitness are among the keys to achieve such ideals. If you’re a person tagged as a couch potato or if you have a deskbound job, you will need sheer determination, commitment, and dedication to incorporate exercise/fitness in your day-to-day routine. If you think that exercise is just for supermodels and Olympic enthusiasts, then you’re quite wrong. The truth is you’re not too young, too old, or unfit to start exercising. Regardless of...

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Easy Tips To Make Your Fitness Goals Easier To Reach

Muscle and fitness are health issues that can greatly help in one getting their health status in order. You hear people talking about all types of fitness. There is muscle and health fitness, crunch fitness 24 hour fitness, physical fitness, personal fitness, senior fitness, cardio fitness, sports fitness. walking fitness, mind fitness, life fitness and more. Physical fitness is very important for everybody. Having proper fitness is necessary for living a long healthy and balanced life essentially free of illness as well as physical conditions. Although, many people believe having proper fitness is challenging, it really isn’t really. The...

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